Indie games studio Secret Sorcery recently revealed a non-VR, 2D mode (to PC players via Steam) for its acclaimed game, Tethered.
Through a new update, Tethered can be experienced in gameplay for all intrigued by its unique visual aesthetic with strategy-driven gameplay. The developers behind titles like LittleBigPlanet, Driveclub and MotorStorm added other features to its new mode. Such includes two new control methods, a dusk and dawn checkpoint-style save system and adds divine slow-motion and fast-forward features, allowing players to set their own pace. Players can also skip the tutorial and jump straight into the game. Also added, is 4k resolution with 60Hz support, for systems that can handle such.
More on the game itself, from the developers: “Become a Spirit Guardian in Tethered, caring for the adorable and industrious Peeps. Their beautiful island paradise has descended into chaos, ransacked nightly by a plague of wicked creatures. By gathering an ancient and mystical life force known as Spirit Energy and helping the Peeps build up their settlement and resources in preparation for nightfall, you can restore balance and banish the wicked blight once and for all! Tethered features 13 exquisitely crafted levels, a competitive leaderboard (which contrasts your godly prowess with that of your friends) and a superb G.A.N.G. award nominated interactive score.”
“It didn’t feel right that players who weren’t ready to leap into the realms of VR couldn’t experience the magical worlds of Tethered, so we rebuilt the game to support a more traditional style of PC play”, said Scott Kirkland, Managing Director of Secret Sorcery. “By removing the requirement for a VR headset, we’re fulfilling the promise that we made to ourselves and fans in terms of opening up Tethered to more players. Now all PC gamers can enjoy this wonderful sky-borne island world that we’ve so lovingly created”
Trailer to the WithoutVR version:
Tethered is now available for PC, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive via Steam. For more info on Tethered and its developers, visit www.secretsorcery.com.